For this task, we had to conduct some primary research by going out into Canterbury and gather any form of material we would find useful for our Extended Project. I went out and took photos of medieval architecture and landscape. I originally wanted to create my own backgrounds but changed my project after doing this task, it is now creating an e-book how history is visualised in animation. However, these photos are still useful to be because I can use them to compare how buildings from animation look compared with real life equivalents.
I needed to figure out what I needed to gather and where would be the most useful places for this. I thought photos would be a good media to record out I needed. The places I thought would have been most useful are Dane John Gardens, Canterbury Cathedral, the area around the Marlowe Theatre, the West Gate Towers and Canterbury Castle. I need medieval architecture so Canterbury town centre is useful for that because a lot of it is medieval and Dane John Gardens is useful for landscape photos because of The Mound in the centre of the gardens that gives you a great view of the surrounding landscape.
Dane John Gardens:
Other areas of Canterbury:
By doing this task I can use the photos I have taken for real life comparison of animated buildings. I can also look into the history of the buildings and see if they have a similar purpose to buildings in animated films. I do think I should have looked at more of a variety of pictures and examples to look at.